Zac introduces Police-led Anti-scam event at Twickenham Stadium

Zac Goldsmith introduces a Police-led anti-Scam Event at Twickenham Stadium

On Saturday March 10th Zac Goldsmith opened an anti-scam event hosted by the Richmond Police at Twickenham Stadium.

Among the speakers was Met Commissioner Cressida Dick who spoke about the Met’s work tackling scams and online crime. Campaign group “TakeFive”, also provided the audience with advice for avoidingfinancial fraud.

FALCON- (Fraud and Linked Crime Online) a unit of over 200 officers dedicated to investigating fraud and cybercrime used the event to launch their fourth version of the Little Book of Big Scams alongside TV presenter and broadcaster, Gloria Hunniford.

The event provided residents with the tools and information they need to protect themselves against a range of crimes – from dodgy doorstep salesman, cold-callers or illegal internet scammers.

Zac said:  ” It is hugely important that people are made aware of these scams and that they share what they heard with their neighbours.  It was encouraging to see such a huge turnout at the event and I am confident that it will have prevented many people from falling victim to future scams.  Les Jackson deserves real praise for his leadership on this issue.”

Les Jackson, from Richmond Police, added: “The aim of the Metropolitan Police Service is to protect society from becoming victims of crime. Our aim at Richmond is to work in partnership with local business to highlight the problems all residents face with that despicable crime, Scamming.”

More information on protecting yourself against fraud can be found HERE

 

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On March 10th, 2018, posted in: Constituency, Other Campaigns by